Colona, CO, 81403
WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEET THE VALLEY, COLONA IS A SMALL COMMUNITY COMPRISED OF NEARLY 300-ACRES LOCATED NEAR MONTROSE, RIDGWAY AND TELLURIDE, COLORADO. MANY HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND LANDMARKS HAVE BEEN RE-PURPOSED INTO COMMERCIAL SPACES AND RESIDENCES.
Colona is 10 minutes south of Montrose with its amenities such as shopping, a hospital and a commercial airport serving the entire region. Recreational experiences abound to the south with a short 15 minute drive to Ridgway, it’s reservoir, restaurants,hiking & mountain bike trails. Drive 15 minuted further to Ouray and 45 minutes to Telluride. At an elevation of 6340 temperatures are typically several degrees cooler than Montrose, elev. 5900 and about 5-7 degrees warmer than Ouray, elev 7702 and Telluride, elev 3750.
The surrounding area was settled and homesteaded in the 1880’s. Colona was established after The Los Pinos Agency was set up near the junction of the Navajo Trail (County Road 1) and the Uncompahgre Valley Trail (Highway 550). This is a country setting, surrounded by farms, ridges, mountains and the Uncompahgre River at the Intersection of County Road 1 and Hwy 550. Tri-County water and natural gas are available to residents. Schools, K-12 are in Montrose and Ridgway with school bus service.